April 19 - Saint Leo IX


Leo was related to the German emperors. He had a brilliant education and attracted attention for his intelligence and kindness. He was Bishop of Toul and tried with all his strength to correct the abuses he saw in his region. He knew how to create networks with the influential people of his times. Leo resisted being appointed Pope, but in the end he saw the will of God. Leo intervened in the social and political problems and knew how to convince and reconcile people.

What divisions do you see in your surroundings where you could intervene to reconcile and unite?


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